Free And Compulsory - by Malati Rao
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00:52:00 (hh:mm) , Hindi, Marathi
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|Filmmaker/s Bio Note/s||Malati has directed, written and produced fiction and documentary films. She is the recipient of the Margaret McNamara Award from the World Bank family network for her thesis film. She holds an MFA degree in Film and Media Arts from Temple University, Philadelphia, and an MA in Mass Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. Malati has taught graduate courses in film and screenwriting in India and the US. Her television work, including Hospital- the first reality series on Indian TV- has been broadcast on BBC World and Star TV.|
The Indian Parliament passed the Right of children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE), in 2009, giving every child between the ages of 6 and 14 years, this essential privilege. The enrollment figures show a steady rise, yet, the drop-out rates also show a dismal increase. Filmed inside municipal schools in Pune, Maharashtra, through a series of classroom sessions, mid-day meals and teacher-student interactions, the Documentary reveals what goes on inside our schools.
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